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Aren't they both clotting? If so, why the different names. They must be different but in what way?
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i think they are the same. i cant think of any difference
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Thrombosis is when blood clots in any vessels. Blood clots outside of the body - in a wound - that isn't thrombosis. Maybe clotted cream perhaps as well...
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Clotting isn't pathological, but can lead to thrombus formation if the person has atherosclerosis with a torn fibrous capsule for example.

A thrombus is pathological.
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Thrombosis is the formation of a clot or other obstructive object (e.g. fragment of fatty deposit).

Embolism is the blockage of a vessel by the clot/obstructive object.

Hope that helps.
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Accumulation of fatty materials is called atherosclerosis. Not thrombosis. Thrombosis is an inappropriate activation of normal haemostatic process, such as formation of blood clot in uninjured vasculature.
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